Proper Cloth Careers

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Here at Proper Cloth, we’re always working toward the Perfect Fit. From our custom garments, to our tech, to our customer service - we want to be the best in the business. Having the most fun while doing it is an added perk! Do you think you’d be a perfect fit on our team? We’re always looking for great folks to join us.

Our Values  🎯

We value collaboration, honesty, empathy, and excellence for excellence’s sake. No task is too small or too big, and if we’re going to do something, we want to do it to the highest possible standard. Above all, we treat everyone with respect, and everyone’s big ideas are encouraged. If this sounds like you, you’ll fit in great here.

Career Development  💪

We are serious about everyone’s personal and professional growth. Not only do we give our people the opportunities to build new skillsets, we give them the tools as well. From lunch-and-learn trainings, to one-on-one coaching sessions, we know that our people are our greatest asset and are proud to invest our time and resources into taking them to the next level.

We Have Fun  🎉

We like to work hard! And we reward hard work with some of the best perks around: Catered lunches, a stocked kitchen, cold brew and kombucha on tap, a clothing allowance (shirts, shirts, and more shirts!), monthly team outings, full health benefits, and competitive PTO. Oh, and did we mention? We’re a dog-friendly office!

Equal Opportunity Employer  ⚖️

This should go without saying, but to be absolutely clear, we are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, disability, Veteran status, marital status, gender identity, and citizenship.

Our Positions

Engineering Team

From the beginning, great engineering has been core to Proper Cloth. Our ecommerce platform is built from the ground up to support totally custom, made-to-order clothing. We also build tools to automate and streamline business operations, and to analyze data for smarter decision-making. We’re a small, core team building and continuously releasing new features and updates every day. We’re looking for extremely capable engineers that bring new expertise and ideas to the table.

Many ecommerce platforms exist. What makes Proper Cloth’s unique is that it’s built from the ground up to support totally custom, made-to-order clothing. It’s this element of custom that makes what we’re building so powerful: we can quite literally produce a shirt in any style and any size. Quickly and cost effectively. Perfect fit becomes a reality and user experiences become truly personalized. Through it all we generate and collect data about fit and style preferences that other ecommerce companies can only dream of. We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible.

With so many options, custom clothing can easily become overwhelming. It takes an intuitive, multi-layered front-end design to keep it simple and user friendly for novices, yet flexible for experts. Complex, data powered algorithms make custom sizing a snap. Sophisticated business process flows enable customers to help themselves without assistance. Powerful backend systems keep our operations team lean. Extensive use of data analytics and optimization help us continuously refine and improve our marketing, user experience and even physical products.

Some of the features and tools we’ve built include:

  • Custom shirt configurator
  • Custom size prediction algorithms
  • Wishlist management
  • Custom size management
  • Custom shopping cart and checkout
  • Custom CRM and CMS
  • Order management tools
  • Fraud detection
  • Business analytics tools
  • Continuous feedback systems

Some of the technologies we currently leverage include:

  • Object oriented PHP with ADOdb abstraction layer
  • MySQL
  • Linux based server admin
  • GitHub
  • AWS
  • Stripe and Paypal payment processing
  • LESS CSS Framework
  • Node, jQuery, Vue.js

Senior Back-End Developer

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About Proper Cloth

Proper Cloth is a leader in the direct-to-consumer men’s custom clothing market. Our vision is to build a leading, global, luxury menswear brand.

We see a future where people don’t buy clothes in sizes that don’t fit or styles they don’t love. A future where perfect, custom fit clothing is made on-demand for a superior customer experience and a more efficient supply chain.

Some quick stats about us:

  • 50 employees (February 2022)
  • Headquartered in Soho, New York
  • Over 200,000 customers worldwide
  • Over $20m annual revenue
  • Profitable, not venture backed

There aren’t many businesses like ours. We’re half fashion brand and half tech-startup. We've been called “Our New Favorite Online Custom Shirtmaker” by GQ magazine and “One of the most successful made-to-measure e-commerce sites” by Esquire. We have product-market-fit and the stability to do things right. We’re profitable and growing fast. We’re committed to building something that lasts.

Position:

We’re looking for an experienced, senior or semi-senior back-end developer to join our small engineering team to help us improve and expand our custom ecommerce platform.

In this role you will develop new software and refactor existing software, as we work to develop and scale our best-in-class custom clothing ecommerce platform. You’ll be working on a wide range of projects, from customer facing features, to tools used by internal team members, to underlying infrastructure. You'll have the autonomy and encouragement to make decisions that help to drive what we do – and how we build it. We built our ecommerce platform to what it is over the last 14 years, and with your help we want to migrate to some new tech stacks so we are constantly improving and evolving.

This is a full-time position and can be based in New York or remotely. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

Requirements:

Technical:

  • Experience playing a major role in the development of websites used by millions of users
  • 5+ years experience PHP
  • 5+ years experience MySQL (MariaDB)
  • 5+ years experience with JS (jQuery/VueJS)
  • Expert in relational databases (SQL) and optimizing queries for handling large requests
  • Expert with Git and Agile DevOps
  • Experience working with third party APIs, such as Stripe, Paypal, SendGrid
  • Experience in PHP frameworks (Laravel, Symfony)
  • Experience developing custom SOAP and REST APIs
  • Expert in LAMP
  • Experienced in MacOS
  • Familiar with popular AWS services
  • Passionate and up to date on the latest web technologies, tools and techniques
  • Experience working at a startup, or scaleup
  • Experience supporting legacy code

Characteristics:

  • High intelligence
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive, growth mindset
  • Hard work
  • Attention to detail
  • Respectful, humble
  • Strong listening and organization skills

Other Desired Technical Experience:

  • Experience working on an ecommerce site used by millions of users
  • Experience with noSQL databases (Redis or MongoDB)
  • Familiar with popular AWS services
  • Experience with Docker or a container-based architecture
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with task runners (Webpack/Gulp/Grunt)
  • Experience with CSS pre/post-processing (SCSS, LESS, PostCSS)
  • Experience making complex back-end architecture design choices
  • Experience migrating to PHP 7.x-8.x
  • Experience building APIs and microservices
Benefits:
  • Competitive 401(k)
  • Full Health Benefits
  • Remote position but can also work at headquarters.

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Marketing Team

At Proper Cloth, we’re on a mission to create the world’s next great luxury brand. A brand with all the attention to detail, quality and exceptional customer service that you’d expect from a heritage luxury brand, but built on a platform of technology, leveraging custom fit, and made-to-order for a superior customer experience. We look up to companies like Tesla and Apple that have combined technology and design for beautiful, functional products, as well as the great menswear brands and retailers of the past. We’ve worked hard to create the best-in-class men’s custom shirt offering in the world, but we need to spread the word. It takes a great marketing team to help explain why what we do is so special. At Proper Cloth our in-house marketing team focuses on generating positive brand awareness, driving new customer acquisition, and continuing to engage with existing clients. Our approach to marketing is a fascinating blend of quantifiable, data driven analysis, and creative, qualitative thinking.

No current openings.

Operations Team

An ecommerce business like ours has many moving parts and it’s the operations team that holds it all together: making sure items ship on time, products stay in stock, and inventories stay up to date. New products are constantly arriving from all over the world and being prepped for launch. Orders are shipping out to customers daily. With our volume steadily increasing there are always new challenges. We’re working hard to expand our custom shirt service to a global customer base and to add a range of new product types and are expanding the operations team to help do that.

No current openings.

Sales & Customer Experience Team

There’s a good reason we have over 50,000 5-star ratings: our incredible customer experience team. We’re a fun group, full of energy and stories. Every customer experience team member must go through our intensive training program to become an expert on shirting fabrics, styles and how to make a custom shirt fit perfectly. It’s a rigorous program because the customer experience team is standing by to answer the most particular questions about men’s clothing, to provide personalized style advice, to help customers create and tune their custom sizes, and to provide whatever support customers may need.

Showroom Client Advisor (Part Time)

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Description:

Do you have a knack for style? A way with people? Then you could be the perfect fit. Proper Cloth is one of the most respected and premium menswear brands in NYC that is also values-driven and has opportunities for growth.

We're looking for a part time Showroom Client Advisor to assist clients in our beautiful new midtown location. As a Showroom Client Advisor and a member of the Customer Experience team, you will be instrumental in representing the Proper Cloth brand in person. You will learn all about dress shirt fabrics, garment construction, custom suiting, and how to design dress shirts/suits to fit properly. In this role you will become an expert in menswear and custom clothing, fabrics, shirts, and everything that goes into making someone look good and feel good.

We strive to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience, and as a Showroom Client Advisor, this will be your specialty. We're a small team and the right person has the potential to make a big difference. You’ll be getting hands on experience by interacting and selling to our high end clientele. This is not a typical retail job running a cash register and folding sweaters - instead you will be immersed in the world of luxury menswear and having fun while doing it. We are open to clients by appointment.

Requirements:
  • Take measurements and assist clients with creating their custom clothing sizes
  • Help clients understand fabrics and design options
  • Provide clients with style advice
  • Help clients make adjustments to their custom garments for a perfect fit
  • Assist clients in placing their orders
  • Ensure showroom is orderly and product well presented
Who you are:
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Positive with a friendly attitude
  • A hard worker who will do what it takes to get the job done
  • Motivated to be your best self every day
  • Selling is one of your key strengths
  • Excited to learn everything there is to know about menswear and Proper Cloth!
Benefits:
  • Generous custom clothing allowance!
  • Employee discount on items beyond clothing allowance
  • Free lunches & snacks
  • Hourly wage of $22
COVID:
  • We take all precautions so that Proper Cloth is a safe place for employees and customers. Staff wears masks while customers are in the showroom and customers that are fully vaccinated may choose to take their masks off.

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Showroom Manager

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We're looking for a Showroom Manager to join our team. As our Showroom Manager and a member of the Customer Experience team, you will be instrumental in representing the Proper Cloth brand in person. You will be responsible for inspiring the team to create the ultimate customer experience that is in line with our Proper Cloth brand values. In addition to managing and mentoring the team, you will become an expert in menswear, custom clothing, fabrics, and everything that goes into making someone look good and feel good.

We strive to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience, and as a Showroom Manager, you will be leading your team to do exactly that. This position gives you the opportunity to be a great leader and to mentor a successful team.

Proper Cloth is open to clients by appointment and has a tremendous focus on the customer experience that you will help curate.

As we expand our retail operations you will be closely involved in helping us scale future showrooms and popup shops. You will report to our Head of Showrooms and work closely with our Midtown Showroom Manager. This is a full time and in-person position.

Requirements:
  • Achieve target sales and showroom goals
  • Recruit, train, and develop showroom staff
  • Ensure team is continually up to date on all product knowledge
  • Set and maintain clear goals and objectives for staff
  • Ensure showroom is clean and product well presented to maintain brand image
  • Cultivate an exceptional experience for customers
  • Provide continual feedback and evaluation of staff
  • Manage showroom team schedules and hours
  • Conduct performance reviews for the Soho showroom team
  • Maintain communication with Midtown Showroom Manager and Head of Showrooms
  • Manage showroom events and projects as needed
  • Assist in implementing clienteling strategy
  • Champion Proper Cloth brand values
Desired Qualifications:
  • 1-3 years of retail management or assistant management experience
  • Effectively lead and mentor team
  • Interest and general knowledge of menswear brands and styles
  • Ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Proper Cloth and the benefits of made-to-measure clothing
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to take our showroom to the next level
Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary + bonus opportunity
  • Full healthcare benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Employer paid life-insurance
  • 401(k) with match
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Incredible clothing allowance and discounts
  • Catered lunch everyday!

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Showroom Client Advisor (Full Time)

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Description:

Do you have a knack for style? A way with people? Then you could be the perfect fit. Proper Cloth is one of the most respected premium menswear brands in NYC that is also values-driven and has opportunities for growth.

We're looking for a Showroom Client Advisor to assist clients in one of our two beautiful showrooms. As a Showroom Client Advisor and a member of the Customer Experience team, you will be instrumental in representing the Proper Cloth brand in person. You will learn all about dress shirt fabrics, garment construction, custom suiting, and how to design dress shirts/suits to fit properly. In this role you will become an expert in menswear and custom clothing, fabrics, shirts, and everything that goes into making someone look good and feel good.

We strive to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience, and as a Showroom Client Advisor, this will be your specialty. We're a small team and the right person has the potential to make a big difference. You’ll be getting hands on experience by interacting and selling to our high end clientele. This is not a typical retail job running a cash register and folding sweaters - instead you will be immersed in the world of luxury menswear and having fun while doing it. We are open to clients by appointment. This is a salaried position that starts at $52,000 + benefits (see below), but there is ample opportunity for more.

Requirements:
  • Take measurements and assist clients with creating their custom clothing sizes
  • Help clients understand fabrics and design options
  • Provide clients with style advice
  • Help clients make adjustments to their custom garments for a perfect fit
  • Assist clients in placing their orders
  • Ensure showroom is orderly and product well presented
Who you are:
  • Reliable and Punctual
  • A hard worker who will do what it takes to get the job done
  • High energy, friendly, and compassionate
  • Smart and well-organized – able to multitask effectively
  • Motivated to be your best self every day
  • Selling is one of your key strengths
  • Excited to learn everything there is to know about menswear and Proper Cloth!
Benefits/Perks:
  • Full health benefits
  • Competitive 401(k)
  • Generous custom clothing allowance!
  • Employee discount on items beyond clothing allowance
  • Free lunches and snacks!
  • Monthly Bonuses (kicks in at 6 months of working at Proper Cloth)
COVID:
  • We take all precautions so that Proper Cloth is a safe place for employees and customers. Staff wears masks while customers are in the showroom and customers that are fully vaccinated may choose to take their masks off.

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Customer Experience Associate

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Description:

As a member of the Customer Experience team, you will be instrumental in representing the Proper Cloth brand to our clients. We strive to deliver an extraordinary shopping and ownership experience, and as a Customer Experience Associate, this will be your specialty. You'll learn all about dress shirt fabrics, garment construction, how to design dress shirts to fit properly and how to give incredible customer service.

What you'll do:
  • Deliver a 5-star customer experience through phone, email, chat, and our in person showroom.
  • Cultivate relationships with our customers – advise them in all things fit, fabric, and style
  • Learn everything there is to know about our product and our internal management system in order to successfully manage customer relationships
  • Help us improve! You will be our ear to the ground – noticing trends in customer inquiries and bringing them to the attention of our tech, marketing, and product teams. We are a small team – everybody’s input counts!
Who you are:
  • A hard worker who will do what it takes to get the job done
  • High energy, friendly, and compassionate
  • Smart and well-organized – able to multitask effectively
  • Positive and eager to learn!
  • Motivated to be your best self every day
Benefits/Perks:
  • Salary and full health
  • Competitive 401(k)
  • Dog friendly office
  • Generous custom clothing allowance!
  • Employee discount on items beyond clothing allowance
  • Free lunches and snacks!
Other details:
  • This is a full-time, salaried position. You must be available to work five days a week.
  • Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.
  • Option to be remote.

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Product Team

At Proper Cloth, we get excited about beautiful clothes. Fabrics, shapes, colors and patterns. Drape and structure. Silhouettes and subtle details. We aspire to create some of the worlds greatest clothing and we have a small internal team dedicated to developing new fabrics and styles.

No current openings.